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PapaT

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Aberdeenshire
  • Interests
    Hobbies are caravaning, walking, golf and parties.
  • Towcar
    Mercedes Benz GLC 250 Sport
  • Caravan
    Coachman VIP 575. 4

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  1. PapaT

    Coachman VIP pan drawer

    👍🏻
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    Coachman VIP pan drawer

    Yes we experienced our bottom drawer sliding open during transit. Probably overloaded by the other half, but a quick simple fix. I went to my dealer and asked for a second drawer catch, added this onto the drawer arrangement, by moving the original off centre, and added the second catch. Never opened during transit ever again. ooh you did have to add additional small timber runner along the rear face of frame work between the bottom and next drawer up to secure the catches. PapaT
  3. PapaT

    Laser 675

    You will not regret you decision to op for Coachman, Feb is only 12 or so weeks away, and you have the years of enjoyment thereafter. am on my third Coachman and never off the road happy touring. 👍🏻👍🏻
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    xplore402

    Better method is to go under the A Frame and see the metal clips that hold the cable in the C section of Chassis. un clip them and slide the cable back on itself, and firm a loop, and only to leave enough length between tow car and caravan. Re clip the cable to C Section of Chassis, with this method no more excess length of cables to potentially loosen and drag on road surface.
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    2018 VIP Coachman Range

    As recent owner of VIP 575 2018 - neither of you will be dissappointed with this model. We jumped from the 2012 VIP 560/4, to 2015 VIP 575/4, then latterly with the 2018 VIP 575/4 and very impressed with it. PapaT
  6. Yes I experienced this problem with concertina blind door coming out of track during transit to / from sites. Further investigation by myself, found that the blind whilst parked up was not resting on bottom shoe holder, and only suspended at the top. This resulted in the track splitting at either side and the guides came out of the slider track. so this was reported via dealer, but I carried out my own repair on the bottom shoe holder, inserting missing screws, and inserting a plastic shim packer within the shoe holder, to ensure the concertina blind was supported at bottom rather that suspending from a split head track. The above solved the problem of blind coming out of the track during transit, and Coachman supplied a replacement ceiling track, to which the dealer fitted at a later date. no further problems occurred PapaT
  7. PapaT

    Whale Ic - Using The Shower

    Update - we’ll ive recalibrated the Whale IC Unit, as described in manufacturers instruction leaflet. All was fine, with showering at constant pressure and temperature whilst rinsing yourself down. Then I turned the shower off to foam / lather myself up. Then turned the shower on at the temperature setting when I switched the shower off at. Problems started with fluctuating temps again. Very disappointing. But if you, when you turn the shower on, ALWAYS START the water flow from COLD POSITION, rising to desired temperature, then the problem disappears. So the motive on this posting is the shower is great, with constant temperature and pressure only if you start the shower from opening the tap on COLD POSITION and turning to desired temperature. Enjoy. PapaT
  8. Update - we’ll ive recalibrated the Whale IC Unit, as described in manufacturers instruction leaflet. All was fine, with showering at constant pressure and temperature whilst rinsing yourself down. Then I turned the shower off to foam / lather myself up. Then turned the shower on at the temperature setting when I switched the shower off at. Problems started with fluctuating temps again. Very disappointing. But if you, when you turn the shower on, ALWAYS START the water flow from COLD POSITION, rising to desired temperature, then the problem disappears. So the motive on this posting is the shower is great, with constant temperature and pressure only if you start the shower from opening the tap on COLD POSITION and turning to desired temperature. Enjoy. PapaT
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    Whale Ic - Using The Shower

    Very interesting reading, as I was experiencing the same problem with our Coachman VIP 575 2018 Model. Previous VIP had the Truma water system and was a great shower. So to discover the New Whale IC System wasn’t as efficient ( ie fluctuating temperatures not the pressure ) caught me by surprise, almost scolding me. So I have read the above CT and carried out the recalibration using the cold water in shower cubicle, and await with bated breath until I have my next Hot or Cold Shower 🤔😩 PapaT
  10. PapaT

    Gas valve

    That's a simple quick thumbturn connection to LPG bottle. But is it necessary when it's only to be used to exchange an empty tank ( in our case ) once a year. I will just carry that slim spanner you get, as it stores well behind the gas pipe and bulkhead wall behind the gas bottle😀👍 papaT
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    2017 Pastiche 565 Warranty Work

    Did the actual think he was to get away with that shoody workmanship. I would hope that coachman Do something to strike this dealer off their Sales Francise, as it’s totally unacceptable practice. PapaT
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    2018 VIP Coachman Range

    We have a VIP 575 2015 model and yes that’s how we control the locker Lights. But the new 2018 model is a switch on/Off
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    2018 VIP Coachman Range

    We reviewed the ALL NEW VIP 575 yesterday, and was well impressed. Provisional reservation on the proviso that we had a final inspection during the dealer Open Weekend, that’s when they will have the van fully powered up with Heating / Lights etc. one observation we had was the overhead locker lighting doesn’t appear to have a dimmer control switch, only direct switching On/Off. Does anybody no differently? PapaT
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    2017 Pastiche 565 Warranty Work

    Hi All just keeping track of this topic re cushion replacements. We have a VIP 575/4 2015 and we too are experiencing soft collapsed cushions, and I was wondering if the warranty from LF will still apply. Purchase date was April 2015 PapaT
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